Appreciation of patients’ family dynamics may be very crucial in deciding the appropriate treat-ment option aimed at reducing treatment failures and drug re-sistance in the management of pulmonary tuberculosis espe-cially in the resource-constrained settings.
We reported a case of a 62 year old retiree with pulmonary tu-berculosis who had financial challenges and was successfully treated using the family-member variant of DOTS. This modality of treatment was easi-ly accepted and eventually ad-dressed some of the financial challenges the patient had.
Family-member variant of DOTS was successfully demon-strated in the management of PTB and was seen to have re-duced the variable cost of treatment, distortion of family dynamics and enhanced family harmony.
Pulmonary tuberculosis, family-member DOTS, family dynamics, resource-constrained setting